For those who’ve gone before us

Daughter of St. Paul Sister Cecilia Livingston dies at 57

CHARLESTON—Sister Cecilia Regina Livingston of the Daughters of St. Paul died March 11. She was 57.

The Mass of Christian Burial was held March 14 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, with burial at the Daughters of St. Paul Mausoleum in Boston, Mass.

Sister Cecilia was born Feb. 18, 1954, in Orange, Calif., a daughter of Ralph Earl and Judith Bane Allen Livingston. She spent 38 years as a Daughter of St. Paul. Of the many places she was assigned during her life, she said Charleston was where she felt happiest in carrying out her mission.

She said she felt blessed to spend her final days among the people of Charleston.

The parting message she wanted to share was from 1 Corinthians 13:13: “So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

She is survived by her parents, of Anaheim, Calif.; two sisters, Luanne L. Duusand, and Sister Jane F. Livingston, FSP; five brothers, Ralph D., Paul M., Mark T., Kevin B. and Philip L. Livingston; and her community.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Daughters of St. Paul, 243 King St., Charleston, SC 29401.

Former St. Mary School principal, Dominican Sister Ruth Kennedy, dies

ADRIAN, Michigan—Adrian Dominican Sister Ruth Kennedy, formerly Sister Agnes Leo Kennedy, died Feb. 26 at the Dominican Life Center. She was 89.

A funeral Mass was held in St. Catherine Chapel on March 1. Burial was in the congregation cemetery.

Sister Ruth was born in Detroit, Mich., to Leo and Agnes Mahoney Kennedy. She was a graduate of St. Theresa High School in Detroit and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Barry University in Miami, and a master’s in education from the University of Detroit.

She spent 31 years ministering in education and served as principal of St. Mary School in Georgetown, S.C., from 1956-59.

Sister Ruth is survived by nieces and nephews and her religious community.

Memorial gifts may be made to Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 East Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, MI, 49221.

Franciscan Sister Catherine Gale taught in Greenville, dies at 79

STELLA NIAGARA, N.Y.—Sister Catherine Rose Gale, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity of Stella Niagara, died Feb. 18 in Buffalo General Hospital. She was 79.

The funeral Mass and burial were held Feb. 21 in the sisters’ chapel and cemetery.

Sister Catherine was born April 15, 1931, in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of the late William and Marie Mulbay Gale. She was a graduate of Rosary High School in Columbus and Rosary Hill College in Amherst, N.Y., with a bachelor’s degree in education. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis and was professed in July 1957.

Sister Catherine spent many years in education, and taught at Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, S.C., from 1967 to 1972.

Sister Catherine is survived by four sisters, Helen Gallagher, Theresa Savely, Pauline LaCorte and Jean Carroll, all of Columbus, Ohio, and her religious community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, 4421 Lower River Road, Stella Niagara, NY 14144.